AUGUST 21, 2018 AGENDA

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Dates: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:00am
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
LINCOLN PARK, NEW JERSEY
 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
6:30 PM, LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
AUGUST 21, 2018
 
District Mission Statement
 
The Lincoln Park School District will provide, through its schools, an educational setting that helps childrento love and master learning, to work independently as well as collaboratively, and to develop the character and values that promote a healthy society. It is the school district’s expectation that all students will achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels.
 
 

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Presiding Officer

In accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act, I wish to announce that:
 
The New Jersey Open Public Meetings Law was enacted to ensure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed or acted upon.  In accordance with the provisions of the act, the Lincoln Park Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be mailed to the Daily Record and The Record and posted at the Board of Education Administrative Offices and filed with the Borough Clerk.
 

4. Roll Call

____ Jack Gibbons, President
____ Frank Avena, Vice President
____ Todd Henches
____ Carol Nielsen
____ Michael Runfeldt
____ Robert Stager
____ Dina Stoel
 

5. Approval of Minutes

Motion by Trustee_____ seconded by Trustee_____
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
               
  1. Recommending the approval of the minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Education held on July 17, 2018.
 

6. Presentation

                Charlene Peterson – NJSBA:
                                Goal Setting
                                Review of new Superintendent Evaluation Model
 
 

7. Superintendent’s Report

   

8. Business Administrator’s Report

Elementary School Drills:
July 26, 2018 – Shelter in Place
July 27, 2018 – Fire Drill
 
Middle School Drills:
July 3, 2018 – Fire Drill
July 10, 2018 – Lockdown Drill
 

9.  Committee Reports

A. Curriculum / Personnel (Carol Nielsen)
B. MCSBA (Rob Stager)
C. Finance / Facilities (Frank Avena)
D. Negotiations (Jack Gibbons)
E. Lincoln Park / Pequannock Shared Services (Frank Avena)
F. Policy / Public Relations (Todd Henches)
G. MCESC (Todd Henches)
H. NJSBA (Michael Runfeldt)
I. Boonton High School Representative / High School (Jack Gibbons)
 

10. First Public Recognition Regarding School Related Matters

                1.        Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______, Opened at_____P.M.
                2.        Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______, Closed at_____P.M                   
 

11. Annual Appointments

1.     RESOLUTION 000-2018 "Resolved, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education designates     
        Nisivoccia & Company LLP, of Randolph, New Jersey, as Public School Accountant for the
        Lincoln Park School District for the 2018-2019 school year with an annual fee not to exceed
        $27,000.00"
 

12. Resolutions

 
A. ADMINISTRATION
Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
1.        CRISIS MANAGEMENT & EMERGENCY PROCEDURES HANDBOOK, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the updated Lincoln Park School District Crisis Management and Emergency Procedures Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
2.         SCHOOL HANDBOOKS AND CODES OF CONDUCT, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “WHEREAS, the Board of Education reviewed the following via an update provided to them on July 13, 2018; and
BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the Student & Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct for each school for the 2018-2019 school year.”
 
3.         PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the District’s 2018-2019 Professional Development Plan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education has allocated $17,750 of local funds and $21,099 of Title II funds to support professional development in the district.”
 
4.       CHOICE SCHOOL PLACEMENT: 2018-2019, VV072804
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves student VV072804 as a Choice School student attending Morris Hills High School for the 2018-2019 school year, effective September 8, 2018 through June 21, 2019 at a total cost to be paid through a reduction in State Aid; with transportation be arranged as required; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President and the School Business Administrator are authorized to execute the agreement/contract on behalf of the Board of Education.”
 
5.       APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT FOR ACADEMY/VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS: 2018-   
          2019
          RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the
          Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education a contract with the Morris County
           Vocational School District for students attending Academy and/or Vocational Programs,   
          full time and part time, for the 2018-2019 school year at tuition rates as follows:
 
                                                                                Students     Tuition        Total
Full time students                                                     52           $ 9,100   $ 473,200
Shared time students                                                  9           $ 4,550     $ 40,950
Less prior year tuition adjustmen                                                             -$16,152
                                                                                                                          $ 497,998
 
 
And, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President and the School Business Administrator are authorized to execute the agreement/contract on behalf of the Board of Education.”
 
6.         ADDITION OF PRESCHOOL STUDENT, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the addition of student, M.R., on a tuition basis, in the amount of $3,120.00 per annum, for the 4-year old Preschool Program in the Lincoln Park School District for the 2018-2019 school year, effective September 6, 2018 through June 19, 2019. 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President and the School Business Administrator are authorized to execute the agreement/contract on behalf of the Board of Education.”
 
7.         SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM, 2018
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “ RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education post approves student State ID #84099507387 – Lincoln Park, to attend the “Bounce Out the Stigma Project,” not to exceed $650.00, account #19.11.000.100.566.00, effective August 6, 2018 through August 17, 2018.”
 
8.         LPMS FIELD TRIP
RESOLUTION 000-2018 "RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following field trip at no expense to the Board of Education:
Date                   Participants           Destination 
October, 2018      Grade 5       Sandy Hook-NJ Sea Grant Consortium, Fort Hancock, NJ”
 
9.       PROFESSIONAL DAY WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park     Board of Education approves the following professional days:
WHEREAS, The Board of Education has determined that the school district travel expenditures for the stated functions are in compliance with State travel guidelines as established by the Department of the Treasury and within the guidelines established by the federal Office of Management and Budget; except as superseded by conflicting provisions of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes; and
WHEREAS, The Board of Education finds that a mileage reimbursement rate equal to that of the State of New Jersey Office of Management and Budget mileage reimbursement rate of $0.31 per mile is a reasonable rate; and WHEREAS, The Board of Education has determined that participation at the stated function is in compliance with the district policy on travel.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves attendance of the following employees at the following professional day conferences and/or workshops:
 
Name of Attendee
Name and Date of Event
Event Cost
Estimated Mileage
D. Winston
Handle with Care training; 8/13-15/18*
$1,250
147
M. Bammer
Handle with Care training; 8/13-15/18*
$1,250
262
M. Meyer
Handle with Care training; 8/13-15/18*
$1,250
---
D. Nilsson
Anti-Bullying Specialist for Educators, 9/25/18, 9/26/18, 10/9/18
$450
---
* for post-approval
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the costs of attendance at the stated functions, including all registration fees and statutorily authorized travel expenditures, provided that such expenditures are within the annual maximum travel expenditure amount, and that the total cost of the related travel expense will not exceed the amounts stipulated above.”
 
               
B. PERSONNEL
Motion by Trustee_______, seconded by Trustee______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
1.         PART-TIME BASIC SKILLS INSTRUCTOR, HESSENIUS
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Lindsay Hessenius, Part-Time Basic Skills Instructor, at a prorated salary of $39,099 (Step 3, BA), for up to twenty-five hours per week, without benefits, account #20.231.100.100.00 (Title I funds $30,021), effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.”
 
2.         GRADE 1 TEACHER LEAVE REPLACEMENT, D’ANDREA-CONNELLY
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Laura D’Andrea-Connelly, Grade 1 Teacher, Leave Replacement, at a salary of $54,510 (Step 2, BA), with benefits as per the LPEA Agreement, account #11.120.100.101.06, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all leave replacement positions within the Lincoln Park School District are not eligible for tenure accrual.”
 
3.        STUDENT SHADOW, FUCELLO-ROWAN
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Stephanie Fucello-Rowan, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Elementary School, for up to 25 hours per week, at a rate of $14.00 per hour, no benefits, not to exceed $12,810.00 per annum, account #11.000.217.100.03, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.”
 
4.        STUDENT SHADOW, WARD
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Deanna Ward, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Middle School, for up to 25 hours per week, at a rate of $14.00 per hour, no benefits, not to exceed $12,810.00 per annum, account #11.000.217.106.03, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.”
 
5.         RESIGNATION, TALLAPRAGADA
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts the resignation of Suvarchala Devi Tallapragada, Student Shadow, Lincoln Park Elementary School, effective August 3, 2018.”
 
6.        APPROVAL OF INTERNSHIP, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves Daniela Roma, William Paterson University student, for an internship in the Lincoln Park School District, effective September 4, 2018 through June 19, 2019.”
 
7.        MOVEMENT ON GUIDE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following staff for movement on the guide effective September 1, 2018:”
 
Name
Current
Move To
 
Step on Guide
Base Salary
Step on Guide
Base Salary
Sarah Guza
Step 8, MA
$61,835
Step 8, MA+15
$63,335
Jaclyn Heftler
Step 9, BA+30
$59,835
Step 9, MA
$62,835
Krystina Reilly
Step 11, MA
$65,645
Step 11, MA+15
$67,145
 
 
8.         SUBSTITUTES, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following substitutes at the approved substitute rates of pay, as called, effective September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:     
  1. Marta Baez, Teacher
  2. Linda Gambino, Teacher
  3. Jessica Rauch, Teacher.”
 
9.         RESCIND STUDENT TEACHER, 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education rescinds the following portion of resolution 1516-2018 which was passed on April 24, 2018 in the following form:
RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the following student teacher to be placed with the respective teaching staff member listed below during the 2018-2019 school year:
 
                Student Teacher,     School                         Placement                             Dates     
                D. Capalbo,    Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.  LPMS, S. Panek, Grade 5      9/4/18-5/3/19”
 
               
 
C.  FINANCE
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
               
1.          SECRETARY’S REPORT, JUNE, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the June, 2018 Board Secretary’s Report.”
 
2.          TREASURER’S REPORT, JUNE, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education accepts and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the Treasurer’s Report for June, 2018.”
 
 
3.          CERTIFICATION, JUNE, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:20-2A 10(e), the Board Secretary does certify that the Board Secretary’s Report for June, 2018 does not reflect over-expenditures in any account based on the appropriation balances reflected in the report and on the advice of district officials.”
 
 
_______________________________
Board Secretary
 
 
4.          MONTHLY TRANSFER REPORT, JUNE, 2018
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves and affixes to the minutes of this meeting the monthly transfer report for June, 2018 in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-13.3(e).”
 
5.          PAYROLL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTS BILLS LIST
* RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the payment of the following payroll related expenses and the following General Account bills list as approved by the Finance Committee:”
 
BILLS DESCRIPTION
DATED
AMOUNT
PAYROLL GENERAL
7/31/2018
$ 107,194.54
STATE SHARE - FICA
7/31/2018
$ 2,056.61
BOARD SHARE
7/31/2018
$ 5,889.12
DELTA DENTAL - CK# 14820
8/1/2018
$ 8,010.31
HORIZON B/C B/S - CK# 14821
8/1/2018
$ 202,952.29
 
TOTAL
$ 326,102.87
     
BILLS DESCRIPTION
DATED
AMOUNT
PAYROLL GENERAL
8/15/2018
$ 111,611.73
STATE SHARE - FICA
8/15/2018
$ 2,056.61
BOARD SHARE
8/15/2015
$ 6,232.68
DELTA DENTAL
 
$ -
HORIZON B/C B/S
 
$ -
 
TOTAL
$ 119,901.02
     
     
FY18
   
BILLS LIST FUND 10
8/21/2018
$ 16,105.97
BILLS LIST FUND 20
8/21/2018
$ 3,185.99
BILLS LIST FUND 30
8/21/2018
$ 75.00
BILLS LIST FUND 60
8/21/2018
$ 6,221.52
 
TOTAL
$ 25,588.48
 
GRAND TOTAL
$ 25,588.48
     
     
FY19
   
BILLS LIST FUND 10
8/21/2018
$ 465,072.04
BILLS LIST FUND 20
8/21/2018
$ 36,207.00
BILLS LIST FUND 60
8/21/2018
$ -
 
TOTAL
$ 501,279.04
 
GRAND TOTAL
$ 972,871.41
     
 
 
6.         *APPROVAL OF LUNCH PRICES FOR 2018-2019
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the School lunch prices for the 2018-2019 school year as per the attached.”
 
 
7.         APPROVAL OF FINAL COST FOR ROOFING PROJECT
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education approves the final costs for the Lincoln Park Middle School Roof Project, State Project # 2650-040-18-1000 at a total of $183,608 as follows:
 
Roof Construction Cost – More Consulting                                $                   115,500
Kitchen Ceiling Construction Cost – More Consulting                $                    15,000
Asbestos Abatement of Kitchen Ceiling –  Nick Restoration      $                     32,900
Asbestos Abatement Consultant – Envirovision                         $                    11,308
Architect Fees – Solutions Architecture                                      $                      8,900
Total Project Cost:                                                                       $                183,608
 
And, be it further resolved that the Board approves a total withdrawal from the Capital Reserve Account to support the project in the amount of $183,608.”
 
8 .       AUTHORIZATION TO VOID STALE CHECK
RESOLUTION 000-2018 “RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Lincoln Park Board of Education authorizes the Business Administrator and Treasurer to void the following stale check:
 
Check 17766 dated 2/15/2018:Payroll Account:$73.02
 
And further, that the Business Administrator be instructed to prepare a replacement check to be forwarded to the employee.”
 
 
D. USE OF FACILITIES
Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_______
Roll call vote:
TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
1.      USE OF FACILITIES
         RESOLUTION 000-2019 “WHEREAS, the group(s)/organization(s) listed below have     
         requested the use of facilities; and WHEREAS, these requests comply with the policies
         outlined under “Rental of School Facilities” incorporated into the policies of the Board of
         Education; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that approval is hereby given to the listed
         group(s)/organization(s) to rent requested facilities; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that
         the School Business Administrator is hereby authorized to issue permits for these
         requests. The Board reserves the right to schedule school activities at any time.”
 
 
 
 
 
Group/
Organization
School
Location
Day
Date(s)
Time
Rental Fee
A
 Cub Scouts
LPMS
APR
Tuesdays
Sept-June when school open
6:00-8:00 pm
N/A
B
Cub Scouts
LPES
Cafeteria
Tuesdays
Sept-June when school open
6:00-8:00 pm
N/A
C Girl Scouts LPES Cafeteria 1 Tuesday per month 9/18/18, 10/16/18, 11/20/18, 12/18/18, 1/15/19, 2/19/19, 3/19/19, 4/23/19, 5/21/19 6:00-7:30 pm N/A
D PTO LPES Cafe     Tuesday 9/18/18 7:00-8:30 pm N/A
E PTO LPES Library Tuesday 9/18/18 7:00-8:30 pm N/A

 

13. Board Discussion

 

14. Second Public Recognition Regarding School Related Matters

 
1.             Motion by Trustee                    , seconded by Trustee ________opened at______P.M.       
2.             Motion by Trustee____________, seconded by Trustee_________closed at_______P.M.
 

15. Executive Session

1.       Motion by Trustee_____, seconded by Trustee_____
 
          To enter into executive session at______P.M.
 
WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, permits the exclusion of the public from a meeting in certain circumstances; and WHEREAS, the board is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the Borough of Lincoln Park, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, as follows:
   A.  The public shall be excluded from discussion of hereinafter-specified subject matter(s)
   B.  The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
                                               1._________________
 
  C.  It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matter will be made public     
       immediately following executive session or as the need for confidentiality no longer exists.
 
2.           Motion by Trustee______, seconded by Trustee________
 
              To return from executive session at ______P.M.
 
RESOLUTIONS EMANATING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

16.  Adjournment

TH           CRN       MR          RS           DS          FA           JG
 
1.   Motion by Trustee__________, seconded by Trustee_________
       To adjourn the meeting at________P.M.
Groups audience: